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Research Needed to Help Treat Children Affected by Zika - Huffington Post

When the Zika virus epidemic erupted in Brazil last year, public health officials took swift action because the virus was linked to an alarming birth defect: microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with very small heads and possible ...and more »

NIH launches large study of pregnant women in areas affected by Zika virus - National Institutes of Health (press release)

“This large prospective study promises to provide important new data that will help guide the medical and public health responses to the Zika virus epidemic.” —Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID. The National Institutes of Health and Fundacao ...and more »

While Latin America struggles over Zika, Haiti faces epidemic with a shrug - Washington Post

MIREBALAIS, Haiti — When the Zika virus became a full-blown epidemic this year and global health officials began to anticipate its spread across the Americas, their worst fears settled on the place that looked most vulnerable: Haiti. The poorest ...and more »

Mosquito bite research: could slapping on some cream help stop Zika? - The Conversation UK

It's well known that viruses are spread by mosquito bites. The details of how these pathogens initially take hold in their human host has not been clear, until now. Researchers at the universities of Leeds and Glasgow have discovered that it's the body ...and more »

Microsoft's 'Project Premonition' mosquito trap fights Zika and other diseases '1000 times better' than other systems - GeekWire

Ethan Jackson, a Microsoft researcher who is leading Project Premonition. (Photo by Brian Smale). A Microsoft research team is partnering with Harris County in Houston, Texas, to tests a new type of mosquito trap. The initiative, called Project ...and more »

NYC Opening Clinics and Spraying Pesticides to Combat Zika Virus - Observer

Fifteen doctors have written a short e-book on New York City's “Zika Virus Surveillance and Preparedness” as part of this week's “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pamphlet shows that the ...and more »

Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate - Science Daily

Date: June 21, 2016; Source: University of Leeds; Summary: University of Leeds study has found that inflammation where a mosquito has bitten not only helps a virus such as Zika or dengue establish an infection in the body more quickly, but that it also ...and more »

CDC and States Ponder Plans to Keep Ahead of Zika - New York Times

Daniel Markowski, a bug scientist in a cowboy hat, has a phone that will not stop ringing. Now that summer has arrived, and with it the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, the services of the Arkansas-based mosquito control contractor he works for ...and more »

Bug Bite Saliva Hijacks Immune Cells to Spread Virus - Scientific American

A victim's immunological defenses may rush to puncture sites and help carry pathogens throughout the body. By Dina Fine Maron on June 21, 2016; Véalo en español. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on Reddit. Email. Print. Share via. Google+ ...and more »

Study reveals human genes, non-essential to us, that dengue, Zika, hepatitis C viruses depend on - Scope (blog)

Much as I wholeheartedly wish death unto every extant mosquito wherever he or she may buzz, that wish is very unlikely to come true anytime in the foreseeable future. But in profiling the vulnerabilities of a few of the viral pestilences the tiny ...and more »